On September 14 (last month as of this writing) Oddworld Inhabitants announced
that after a month of closed beta testing, Stranger’s Wrath HD was ready to go on Steam.
As previously promised, the game wasn’t just added brand new to the Steam store but instead added as a patch to the currently available version of the game, making the HD-ification free for those who bought the original Stranger’s Wrath on Steam.A small hotfix
was quickly applied to catch some bugs, but overall the update appears to have been well-received, especially considering the original port’s rocky reception
Although the game has now been available on Steam for over a month, there is currently no word on when the HD update will be released to other digital PC game distributors. (UPDATE: JAW have confirmed via Twitter that the update will be published “next week”)
An unfortunate hiccup with the released was that, due to Just Add Water having difficulties getting older software running, beta testers of the patch would not have their names in the PC credits at first as promised (although the names are still set to be added in the near future).
Another patch is also being developed to fix further longstanding issues, according to Stewart Gilray
, CEO of JAW and Oddworld Inhabitants Development Director.